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Opportunities Available for Emerging Professionals at ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO

As emerging professionals, we understand your needs for career development, licensure, job acquisition, mentorship, and networking.  The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO has many great resources available for emerging professionals.  Set up an interview (or practice) at JobLink Live, have your portfolio reviewed by seasoned professionals at the Emerging Professionals Portfolio Review, or attend a LARE Prep Workshop.  On Friday night, ASLA is hosting the inaugural Emerging Professional Reception, sponsored by ANOVA.  


Friday, October 19
(WS-001) Workshop: The LARE Experience—What to Expect and How to Prepare
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Speakers Gail Ferry, ASLA, Steve Feccia, ASLA, Madeleine Steigerwald, ASLA and Tony Kostreski, ASLA, will lead a discussion and workshop on LARE content, format, and study strategies for Sections 1,2, and 3.  This session also includes a panel discussion with professionals who have recently passed the exam to share their secrets to their success.  Sign up to get your first introduction or make the most of the workshop and come prepared with questions.  This is a ticketed event ($100). 


(WS-002) Technical Workshop: Preparing for Landscape Architect Registration Exam Section 4
1:30.–5:00 p.m.

Speakers Thomas Nieman, FASLA, Angela Woodward, ASLA, and Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA, will lead the workshop on LARE Section 4 specifications and will present a primer on grading techniques—thought to be one of the most challenging parts of the exam.  The panel will debunk myths, clarify expectations, and will share effective strategies for taking this section of the exam. This is a ticketed event ($150). 


Emerging Professionals Reception
5:30—7:30 p.m.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel (across from Marriott) – Commonwealth AB
1200 Market Street

Mingle with other emerging professionals at this meet and greet sponsored by ANOVA.  Build your network, make new friends, bring your friends, share your test and work experiences, or join us just to pregame before your evening out!  This event will host games and complimentary membership prizes every 20 minutes. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be available. You must be present to be awarded prizes. This event is exclusively for associate and student members.


Saturday and Sunday, October 20—21

JobLink Live

Join us at booth 355.  Landscape architecture firms will be interviewing for potential hires at all levels of development. Sign up for an interview or just to practice your interviewing skills. Ask for feedback, build your network, or potentially meet your new mentor. Stay tuned for the link to sign up for an interview.

Emerging Professionals Portfolio Review

This will also be located at booth 355 on Saturday and Sunday. Seasoned professionals will be onsite to review and make suggestions for improvement of your resume and portfolio materials. Bring your developed presentation materials for the best feedback. Take your materials over to JobLink Live for an interview if you feel like you are ready to go. Registration for portfolio review can be found here


Please register for these events as spots are filling fast. We hope to see you there.

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